One of the ways in which you know if your MP is doing a good job in Parliament is his/ her absentism record. Many residents think that just because an MP such as Er Lee Bee Hwa who wayangs around by showing up during festival celebrations or occasions in your neighbourhood means you are doing your job. Another is to show up in Parliament and to speak up in Parliament to pressure PAP to refine their policies and to block / vote for Bills or Amendments.
Pardon me for my poor command of English as I'm only a Nitec holder who graduated with pathetically 1.7 GPA. A humble 24yr old, currently holding an AVP front office role in one of the MNC bank doing very well than peers who goes around boasting off their precious gold soaring high academic status but ended up fending off themselves for not doing well. Sorry, I'm too lazy to hyperlink the past posts , you could refer back yourselves.
The 6.9m issue is not what 77 MP/ministers think they are big enough to decide. It affects every Sinkie today and into the future. Do they have the consent of the people? Definitely a big NO. Do they want to ask the people for their consent? Another big NO. Do they think they have been given the right to decide for the people on this issue. They want to think so.
I refer to the articles “Hospital bed crunch: Things to note” and “Managing the bed crunch in hospitals” (Straits Times, Jan 11). Go to GP instead? The former states that “Q: Given the current bed crunch, should I go to a hospital if I’m very sick? A: If your illness can be treated by a general practitioner (GP), it might be better to see a GP. You will get treated faster. However, if you suspect you might have a heart attack, stroke or other serious medical problem, call for an ambulance.
Currently, my 3 close relatives and a friend, armed with degrees are all sitting at home: Advanced Diploma Marine and Shipping – PMET in late 40s (unemployed for 1 year) MBA from states – PMET early 40s (unemployed for 3 years) NUS Comp Science – PMET early 30 (unemployed for 2 years) Accountancy SIM – PMET mid 40s (unemployed for few years) Singapore’s at 1.8% is probably the lowest in the world, but how could this be when I see more and more unemployed or under-employed people around me?
They haven't got a clue. I read this interview with our Senior Minister of State for Transport and Finance Josephine Teo. She talks about the annual Budget, her work as an MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC and personal life. I was disturbed when i read that "Sometimes they also scratch their heads and say: “Why are people so angry?”
Our trusty train service couldn't even make it through 2 weeks of the new year before another breakdown. Services on the North South line between Yew Tee and Woodlands were delayed at 12:30 and then stopped all together in both directions. SMRT updated the public saying that they were alerted of a 'loss of traction power' between Kranji and Yew Tee. They said that they deployed engineers there to investigate and free bus services were deployed.
The Government has decided to introduce a licensing regime which will require employers to pay cleaners a starting salary of no less than $1,000. It has done the right thing. The PAP will not admit that this is akin to setting a minimum wage, which it has always resisted. Nevertheless it is a positive development for workers in Singapore especially those in the low-income groups. The SDP welcomes the policy change.
This is a 10-part series which will analyse the tax that Singaporeans are paying, in comparison with the Nordic countries. It has been said that Singaporeans pay one of the lowest taxes in the world, and that the Nordic countries pay one of the highest taxes in the world. This series would explore this matter in greater depth, and seek to have a better understanding of what the truth really is.